Sometimes people talk about shipping and they say things like shippers are just “people taking small nuggets that mean nothing and turning them into something.”
Well…yes. Precisely that, in fact. That is literally what shipping is, and if you resent the way some people find…
"It was nice to see his [The Governor’s] two-episode story, which explored whether he could change his evil ways (short version: he can’t change his evil ways), but this was stuff that really should have been covered ages ago and it denied us Daryl’s reaction to…
I hope AMC’s awkwardness, including Hardwick suddenly talking about Carol having lost her humanity, is due to the fact that they really wanted the payoff of a big twist and were caught off guard by the understanding people have of her character, and of story telling in general. They needed us to believe she did it and were thrown by the fact that many of us didn’t. Unfortunately much of the season was filmed before it started to air, so what’s done is done. My fingers are crossed that the big picture will be satisfying.
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1. If you could know the answer to any one question with complete certainty, what would it be?
Is there really a Santa? I don’t know. I kind of like not knowing the answers to everything. That open ending is fodder for the imagination. In my experience, knowing never gives you the satisfaction you expect it to.
2. Where do you feel most at home?
My parent’s house in Newfoundland.
3. What did you last read?
A Storm of Swords (book 3 of Game of Thrones)
4. Favorite fictional character?
Augustus McCrae. Named my son after him. :)
5. Tell us a happy memory.
Since it’s a snowy morning… I was very young, maybe 4, and my Dad took me to the mountain where his friend lived and we went for a horse-drawn sleigh ride. At one point it looked like my Dad jumped off and left me alone in the sleigh, but he was holding on to the back… tricked me! Anyway, anytime I see a wintery scene with a horse and sleigh, I think of him. Or any time I look at the moon, because my Dad was forever pointing it out to us. ”look at that moon.”
6. Tell us about a stranger you’ve met briefly who you still think about sometimes.
Once when I was around 9/10, we were in an airport in Winnipeg. My sister and I were playing around, waiting, as you do, when we noticed a group of teenagers noticing us. It was immediately clear why. One of the girls was a perfect copy of myself, right down to the long, red, ‘Anne of Green Gables’ braids. It was uncomfortable being stared at and then she actually came over and spoke to me, asked my name and so on. I think they got a kick out of it. She was very nice, but it was an odd experience and it still crosses my mind from time to time.
7. Favorite relative?
My Uncle Bennett. He’s my Mom’s brother and a stand in for the grandfather I never knew. He’s funny, affectionate and a very talented woodcraftsman.
8. Tell us about a gift you’ve received that you really treasure.
The last quilt my grandmother made me. I have dozens of quilts, and many from her, but the last one is special. She lost her ability to do such things after that, so really, I see the last of her-of who she really was-in each stitch. It’s the one possession I have that goes everywhere I go. Across Canada, England, Korea. Everywhere.
9. Tell us what you’re supposed to be doing right now and why.
I’m supposed to be cleaning my house. Why? I don’t know. So visitors won’t judge me? To prevent ourselves from qualifying for an episode of Hoarders? So I’m able to put my hands right on ‘the thing’ when my husband or kids suddenly need ‘the thing’?
10. So, in case any of you guys know and are holding out on us… what’s the meaning of life?
I don’t know the meaning of life, but I do know I derive all the meaning in my life from my family. I admire my parents a great deal and because of them a personal goal of mine is to try to always make a positive impact on people’s lives. That’s it really. Love each other, be generous and be kind.
And now… GoneRandom’s Questions:
1. Do you write? Why?
2. Tell us about your best concert experience?
3. What is the last movie you saw?
4. Share a moment you wish you could ‘do over’ and why.
5. Who do you think about most often?
6. What was your most recent purchase?
7. What fictional character do you relate to the most?
8. Would you rather be a lumberjack or a long haul driver?
9. Favourite animal?
10. Would you like to have a cup of tea with me?
As we all know, this is the theme of the season (or certainly the first half) and I’ve been thinking that essentially it is Rick’s story.
It begins with Clara, and somehow she convinces him you CAN’T come back from what you’ve done. All it does is confirm the fear he already has about himself,…
I just have this major headcanon that Beth will be the key in getting Daryl to open up about his feelings for Carol
I can feel it guys.
He’ll ask her to open up about Hershel and she’ll ask him to open up about Carol and there will be this huge exchange and then bam, confirmation that Daryl actually cares about Carol more than a friend
She certainly didn’t shy away from talking with Carol when Daryl was gone, and it will just be the two of them out there. Now you’ve got my hopes all high for a real conversation between these two. We rarely get to see Daryl say what he’s thinking/feeling and are left trying to interpret his body language and his scant dialogue that he mumbles. I seriously want this now. Come on writers! It could start with Beth asking about Carol. Did she make it out?
Beth has been in quarantine with the children while Maggie and Rick were busy trying to keep things together. It’s possible there hasn’t been a moment to catch everyone up on the Carol situation. Particularly if Rick wanted to break the news to Daryl first. He specifically asks Maggie to keep it to herself for the time being and Hershel directs Daryl to Rick. So they haven’t been gossiping about it. I think this conversation could start with the two of them doing a head count, trying to figure out who got away.